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In this article, Punjab denotes the “Punjab region” or “greater Punjab,” the land of five (pañj) waters (Pers. āb), namely, the Indus’ tributaries. From west to east, these are the rivers

Jhelum (Hind. Jhelam, Skt…

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Eleanor Nesbitt, “Punjab”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010020060>
First published online: 2012

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